René Magritte at SFMOMA

René Magritte at SF MOMAIf you have not gotten a chance to see the Magritte show at SF MOMA, it is a real treat. The exhibit is proof that surrealism still captivates contemporary audiences. What’s more, the SF MOMA is featuring other surrealist artists in their permanent collection galleries—a move that both provides artistic context and gives museum-goers a real treat.

René Magritte (1898–1967) was one of the most intriguing painters associated with Surrealism, but he did not fully find his voice until after breaking ties with the movement. This exhibition, the first to look exclusively at Magritte’s late career, examines his most important bodies of work from the 1940s through the 1960s and shows how they marked a fundamental shift in painting from Modernism to our own time.

Featuring more than 70 artworks in nine immersive, thematic galleries, René Magritte: The Fifth Season explores how Magritte balanced irony and conviction, philosophy and fantasy, to illuminate the gaps between what we see and what we know. Together, the works reveal Magritte as an artist acutely attuned to the paradoxes at work within reality and an enduring champion of the role of mystery in life and art.

René Magritte The Fifth Season is on view through October 28th
SF MOMA 4th Floor | 151 Third Street, San Francisco

Visit the SF MOMA website for ticketing information.

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